When you travel, the internet can be exceptionally useful for keeping in touch, managing your affairs or simply for amusement. The times of being required to take some enormous laptop around are of course long gone, now whatever you require is notebook, tablet or a smart phone which can slip into your luggage.
However there is an issue also it's one that is getting worse - it's called geotargetting. It is essentially the practice of looking up your actual location when you connect to a web site, then determining what you can see. Many of the biggest sites on the web utilize this practice and often it is really inconvenient.
Got blocked and ever attempted to access your home banking website on holiday - it's probably the website blocking you for fraud reasons. You watch the BBC iPlayer and attempt can not access UK TV websites online from outside the UK either and you will get blocked.
It is exceptionally annoying for anyone whop either resides outside their home country or travels a lot. It's not only a British phenomenon, most huge sites around the planet use the exact same technology.